A little while back, I was nominated for a “Behind the Blogger Challenge” by Fire to Phoenix and I’m finally getting around to completing it. I always think it’s fun to do these sorts of Behind the Blogger posts – it’s a great way to celebrate other bloggers in the community and to let your audience learn more about you.

So, with this one, the premise is pretty simple – share four things you may not know about me and then nominate five other bloggers to do the same.

Related Read: The Aesthete Blogger Award

Behind the Blogger: Four Things You May Not Know About Me

Wearing silk pj's from Identity Lingerie
I always need a cup of coffee to get my mornings started.

1. I’ve Written a Book

No, not the new Post-Breakup eBook I’ve been promoting like crazy. πŸ˜‚ An actual book book.

I’ve always loved writing – growing up, I wanted to be a writer or a singer. Seeing as I’m completely tone-deaf, a singing career was pretty much out of the question, so I set my sights on writing.

I write short stories and poems (and, of course, this blog) but I also have a fully completed fiction manuscript. Right now, I’m working on finding an agent and pursuing publication – which, as all my writing friends know, is a HUGE endeavor. But, writing a book has been a lifelong goal of mine, so I’m incredibly proud of the accomplishment.

2. I Have Several College Degrees

You can chalk this one up to being a bit unsure of what I wanted to do, but I have multiple college degrees.

There’s the degree in Psychology, which, to be honest is pretty much useless. And one in English – also fairly useless, but I love writing so it was worth it. Finally, the one I actually use – my health-care degree. Initially, I wanted to be a social worker or a therapist, but I ended up switching to a career in health care. (It’s a specific degree, but I’m being vague here because, you know… anonymous.)

I loved school, though, and if I could be a professional student, I definitely would.

3. I was (almost) a Teen Mom

I found out I was pregnant when I was 19, but I was 20 by the time my son was born. So, I wasn’t quite a teen mom, but I was pretty damn close.

It was, as you can probably imagine, an unplanned pregnancy. Deciding to have and keep the baby was incredibly difficult, but it’s the best thing I ever did.

Along with the fact that I was pretty young, I look much younger than I am. Lucky me, right? But when I was 19, I probably looked 16 and, yes, I did get a fair amount of judgey looks. Even after he was born, people sometimes made unkind comments to me – about my age as well as my unmarried status.

I did eventually get married (and, subsequently divorced) but not to his father. To this day, my son’s dad isn’t in his life at all, but that’s a story for another day.

4. Elephants are My Favorite Animal

I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve always loved elephants. I think because of how human they seem. They’re incredibly maternal and have strong emotions. They mourn, grieve, and even bury their dead. And, they’re considered one of the world’s most empathetic animals.

Basically, they’re amazing and that’s why they’re my favorite. 🐘

Conclusion & Nominees

I hope you enjoyed this behind the blogger post. I’d love to nominate the following 5 people to do a similar post:

The Bloggers Incentive

That Lemonade Life

Not So Modern Girl

Skinnedcartree

The Plain Simple Life

Tell me, what’s something interesting about you? Let me know in the comments below!

And, of course, thanks for reading! See you next time.

xx
Katie

27 Comments

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    Thank you so much for taking up the challenge and sharing a little about you ☺️ I really love this post. So brave of you to take on being a mum do young and deal with the judgment some people feel the need to express. Good on you

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      Awe thank you! And thanks for the tag!

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    Here with a mixed feelings. But I’ll try to differentiate them. Firstly, I’m so so happy to know that you’ve written a book and I’ll be more proud once you get it published. I’ll be so looking forward to it. Wishing you all the very best for this!! Secondly, I feel sorry about the past you’ve mentioned about your pregnancy and the later events of your life, that has really warmed my heart. But you know what?! You’re a stronger than you know, it’s not easy to deal with such circumstances and overcome the way you’re here atm. Please accept my huge respect and regards, Katie!! It was great to know few more about you!!

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      awe, what a sweet message. Thank you Biren! It was difficult at the time, but now that it’s so far in the past I can look back at it as a learning experience.

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    Wow, you’ve written a book! That’s so impressive! You’ll have to let us know once published.
    How awful that people judged you when you were pregnant. Some people seem to like to pick at absolutely anything, when there are so many other things that actually need their attention in this world.
    Elephants are my favourite animal too! I have a few pieces of elephant decor from my travels (I try not to buy souvenirs when I travel but an elephant always makes its way in!).
    Thank you so much for nominating me for this one! I’ll get writing it shortly. I loved getting to know you a little better πŸ™‚

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      They’re so amazing, right?! And you’re welcome – I’m excited to see yours once it’s published!

  4. avatar

    Thanks for sharing, it was nice getting to know a bit about you! I love posts like these because it’s a great way to learn more about the writer behind the blog.

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      Me too – they’re fun to write and hopefully people enjoy them!

  5. avatar

    This was a really nice read to get to know you a bit better! Really enjoy personal posts like this so thank you for sharing ☺️

  6. avatar

    I really enjoy this types of posts because you get to see more of the person behind the blog. Good luck with your book.

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      Awe thank you! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

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    Mind Beauty Simplicity says:

    I have a psychology degree too! And sadly – I will agree it was a bit useless especially since i didn’t go back for further education. Knowing about the human mind can be useful for better understanding people though i guess – so not 100% useless.
    loved getting to know you better, katie!

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      Ugh, yes so true. I wish I could do more with it, but I loved being in school so I wouldn’t say it was a waste of time or anything.

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    Thansk for nominating me!
    Elephants are amazing animals! Good choice there, my favs are giraffes. Best of look with your book!

    Corinne x

    1. avatar

      Giraffes are also awesome, so I get that. Not a problem, looking forward to seeing your post!

  9. avatar

    A great post sharing more about yourself. Writing a book is a great achievement. It is great you have several degrees. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

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      Thank you! And thanks for commenting!

  10. avatar

    It’s incredible that you have written a book! Is it fictional? I’d love to write (a few) books one of these days but barely know where to start. However, considering the fact that I read nearly 200 of them each year, I have lots to be inspired by haha! Also SO impressive that you have multiple college degrees – especially as a mom. Props to you!

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      Yes ma’am! It’s fiction and I think it’s pretty good! I’ve really been slacking on querying agents recently though – it can take such a toll when you get so many rejections. And I know, I know, look at how many agents rejected Harry Potter at first lol!

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    It was great getting to know a little more about you! Good luck on getting your novel published!

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      Ah, thank you! It’s been a… process lol. But, I’m hopeful for 2022.

  12. avatar

    fantastic. thanks for sharing about you.

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      I loved this post. Happy to know a bit more about you. Can’t believe you have a son,that’s amazing. So sorry you had to go through all that judgement during pregnancy. Thanks you for sharing.

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        Yes, people can be such assholes sometimes can’t they?

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      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    This was a nice post to get to know you a bit better! I’m sorry you got so many judgemental comments and looks when your son was young because of your age. People really have no idea do they? One of my oldest friends (not friends anymore but was at the time) had her son around the same age too – it took us all by surprise but we were so supportive!

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      Yes, but it really made me learn who is a true friend and who isn’t.

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